Videos: TEDxManhattan 2014

  • Let’s Change the Food System Together – Diane Hatz

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    Diane Hatz asks the TEDxManhattan community to come together to build a statement of principles for the food movement. The only we’re going to change the food system is if we do it together. Support the Food Movement’s Statement of Principles! The sustainable food movement is at a crossroads. For decades, organizations and individuals have […]

  • Hunting For Food – Race, Class and Access in New York City – Regina Bernard-Carreno

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    Dr. Bernard-Carreno shares her narrative of a changing food-purchasing landscape in New York City, as well as the underlying social, racial, and economic implications of what is available for purchase where and how we can optimize community gardening programs to be more equitable and mutually beneficial.

  • What the Food Movement Can Learn From History – Alison Cayne

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    Owner of Haven’s Kitchen, Alison Cayne, explores some of the issues surrounding our current food system; from marketing to children to hunger to farmers rights. She argues that this has everything to do with politics and policy. At the heart of it, fair food is a fundamental human right – but right now there is […]

  • Changing the Way We Give – Virginia Clarke

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    In “Changing the Way We Give,” Virginia Clarke, Executive Director of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders, reflects upon her upbringing in a large family in 1960s Los Angeles to challenge the ways we typically think of giving. She encourages the audience to explore the world of big ideas in order to influence the […]

  • Vote Food – Tom Colicchio

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    As a chef Tom Colicchio believes that high quality foods should be affordable and accessible to everybody. Unfortunately, that is not the current reality. Hunger is a real problem in the United States. We definitely have a social movement when it comes to the path towards a sustainable food system. Now it’s time to involve […]

  • In Praise of Big Organic – Myra Goodman

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    Myra Goodman, founder of Earthbound Farms, the largest organic producer in North America, explains the environmental, health, and economic benefits of expanding the organic movement to large-scale farms.

  • How Big Business Had the Right Idea But Went Wrong – Andrew Gunther

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    Our food system is abusive. Our food system is polluting our waterways and land, taking advantage of labor, neglecting animal welfare, and creating antibiotic resistant bacteria. Andrew Gunther discusses how we got here and how animals raised on pasture can help solve these problems. His organization, Animal Welfare Approved, educates consumers about products that meet […]

  • Behind the Kitchen Door – Saru Jayaraman

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    Saru Jayaraman challenges us to answer the question, “do you eat ethically?” If you choose to go to restaurants that serve organic or fair trade produce, grass-fed meats, and other more sustainable options, you may think your answer is “yes.” But there is another component to eating with a conscience. Consider the people working in […]

  • Are Insects the Future of Food? – Megan Miller

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    Imagine your favorite baked goods, except made with cricket flour. If the idea of eating insects doesn’t appeal to you, you may want to reconsider – not only are they packed with nutrition, they’re being served at the world’s best restaurants, and perhaps most importantly, taking advantage of this untapped resource could help us avert […]

  • How Art Can Change the Way We Eat – Matthew Moore

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    Matthew Moore is a 4th generation family farmer from Arizona, however he will be the last. Trying to make sense of the value we place on the land and our connection to it, Matthew creates floor plans from wheat and installs time lapse videos of broccoli growing in grocery stores. Watch how the land springs […]

  • Meatless Monday – A Simple Idea Sparks a Global Healthy Food Movement – Peggy Neu

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    People search health related topics overwhelmingly at the beginning of the week. Building on the related pattern, Meatless Monday encourages us to go meatless just one day each week in order to help reduce saturated fat in our diets. It turns out there are a bunch of other benefits too! Peggy Neu talks about how […]

  • Why Food Policy is Worth Fighting For – Chellie Pingree

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    Congresswoman Chellie Pingree represents Maine’s 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. She grew up on a dairy farm in Minnesota and today lives and farms in Maine. She talks about how her experience helps make bipartisan policy decisions in Washington.